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Gigue Fugue in G major, BWV577

composer

 
The so-called ‘Jig’ Fugue is an anomaly. With a subject similar to Buxtehude’s Prelude in C, BuxWV174, its authorship by Bach has traditionally been challenged, although more recent scholarship has confirmed BWV577 as indeed by Bach. Not attached to a prelude, the Fugue stands alone, a fact that also fittingly reflects its unique musical character. The ‘jig’-like nature of the affect is obvious from the start of a long winding subject, with wide intervals and four clear sections, each musically distinct. The variety and richness of the subject makes possible a colourful fugue that dances along through a number of episodes.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017

Recordings

Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 6
SIGCD806Download only 1 December 2017 Release
Bach: Organ Miniatures
CDA67211/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Track 13 on SIGCD806 [3'28] Download only 1 December 2017 Release
Track 12 on CDA67211/2 CD1 [3'25] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 12 on CDS44121/36 CD5 [3'25] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDS44121/36 disc 5 track 12

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-21112
Duration
3'25
Recording date
21 November 1996
Recording venue
Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Organ Miniatures (CDA67211/2)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: June 1997
    Deletion date: May 2008
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 5 Track 12
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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